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Gas prices at 4-year low for a Labor Day weekend

Gasoline prices are wrapping up the summer on a good note for consumers; on the Missouri side of the metro area they’re 28 cents lower than a year ago. The relief comes as gasoline demand is down 1.4 percent in the last month while gasoline supplies are up slightly.

Fuddruckers to replace KCK’s Cheeseburger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise has closed in the Legends Outlets Kansas City. Luby’s Inc., the Houston-based parent company of Cheeseburger in Paradise, plans to open a Fuddruckers restaurant in the building. No opening date was available.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

Pessimism rocks America’s post-recession workplace, survey says

If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace were forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to retire as expected and jobs will continue to be insecure.

Fuddruckers to replace KCK’s Cheeseburger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise has closed in the Legends Outlets Kansas City. Luby’s Inc., the Houston-based parent company of Cheeseburger in Paradise, plans to open a Fuddruckers restaurant in the building. No opening date was available.

Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.

Pessimism rocks America’s post-recession workplace, survey says

If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace were forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to retire as expected and jobs will continue to be insecure.

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Money Matters: What’s yours is mine

Social Security benefits may seem like less of a concern foryoung couples just starting life together since each of them has decades to go before reaching retirement age. However, for couples currently nearing retirement, the choices they make regarding Social Security can have a dramatic impact on their financial future.

Health device firm's ex-execs sentenced for fraud

The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

Money Matters: What’s yours is mine

Social Security benefits may seem like less of a concern foryoung couples just starting life together since each of them has decades to go before reaching retirement age. However, for couples currently nearing retirement, the choices they make regarding Social Security can have a dramatic impact on their financial future.

Health device firm's ex-execs sentenced for fraud

The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

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Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Judge dismisses racketeering and defamation suit filed by Power & Light District’s owner

In its federal suit, Cordish Companies alleged that the law firm Dickens Law LLC and attorneys Linda Dickens and Austin Johnston engaged in a racketeering enterprise when they threatened to expose an alleged “rabbit” scheme to the public. Dickens Law LLC has alleged that Cordish employed “rabbits” to initiate fights with African-American patrons to discourage them from coming to the district. Cordish has denied that it did any such thing.

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Samsung, LG show latest smartwatches

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung’s latest version can do more without a smartphone to go with it. LG’s has a round screen. Motorola also is expected to come out with a round-face smartwatch soon, the Moto 360.